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by adryan
2018-11-13 02:12:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Selecting paragraph and formatting
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Selecting paragraph and formatting

G’day, vwnisus et al I agree with what Philip says about practical utility, but the code fragment adduced by vwnisus, together with the accompanying query, raise the question of whether it’s possible to pass the value of an AppleScript variable to Nisus Writer, so that Nisus Writer itself can then w...
by adryan
2018-11-11 12:12:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Follow-Up Question to My Post "Text Variables": How Do I Attach a Character Style to a Custom Property?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Follow-Up Question to My Post "Text Variables": How Do I Attach a Character Style to a Custom Property?

G'day, Philip et al Of course you are right on both counts, Philip. I guess I used Power Find Pro because, while I might very occasionally use Normal Find in direct Find/Replace situations, I almost always need grep in macro situations. Using the Insert Text command means we can dispense with the Fi...
by adryan
2018-11-11 00:31:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Follow-Up Question to My Post "Text Variables": How Do I Attach a Character Style to a Custom Property?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Follow-Up Question to My Post "Text Variables": How Do I Attach a Character Style to a Custom Property?

G’day, ninjagame et al Yes, you can create a macro that inserts pre-defined text, complete with Styles. Here’s a quick-and-dirty example that is fairly self-explanatory and doesn’t require familiarity with more technical aspects of the Macro Language. It assumes the document has access to a Characte...
by adryan
2018-11-10 14:52:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Follow-Up Question to My Post "Text Variables": How Do I Attach a Character Style to a Custom Property?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Follow-Up Question to My Post "Text Variables": How Do I Attach a Character Style to a Custom Property?

G’day, ninjagame et al As I understand it, Document Properties (including Custom Document Properties) are essentially format-free chunks of text. Inserting a Custom Property into a document is akin to using the Paste Text Only command. So you will need to apply any desired special formatting (Styles...
by adryan
2018-11-05 20:56:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP3 Default Internet Link
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: NWP3 Default Internet Link

G’day, Richard et al > “… browsers no longer display http sites” I’m afraid this is not true. Browsers may or may not show the protocol prefix in the URL once a page has been downloaded, but they usually respect what you supply as the protocol in the URL field when they attempt to fetch the page in ...
by adryan
2018-11-04 04:08:30
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Text Variables in NWP 3?
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Text Variables in NWP 3?

G’day, ninjagame et al > “Then you must also know the Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänskajütenproduktionsfirmeninhaber.” Leider nein. Aber sein Bruder ist ein alter Bekannter von mir. I’ve never used the Document Properties feature of NWP, so I’m following this thread with interest. Scenari...
by adryan
2018-10-26 15:38:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Paragraph Styles Palette
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Paragraph Styles Palette

G’day, Martin et al

Seems to be working OK now. In the interim I’ve had to restart the computer due to a (non-Nisus-related) crash; I’m not sure of the relevance of this in correcting the behavior.

FWIW Problem files were exisitng ones created in NWP 2.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2018-10-25 20:32:06
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWPro 3.0 macro ref
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: NWPro 3.0 macro ref

G’day, Cliff et al The Macro Language Reference looks OK to me. Red dotted underlining can be due to the spell-checking system. You might want to look at your settings in NWP Preferences > Languages. In the Spelling drop-down menu there is an option to disable spell-checking, so you might try that i...
by adryan
2018-10-25 12:18:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Insertion Point in Find/Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Insertion Point in Find/Replace

G’day, Philip et al Thanks for that tip about zoom in the Find/Replace dialog box, Philip. I never knew that was possible! The zoom commands in the View menu do the trick. Brilliant! Interestingly, cursor position and insertion point work as expected when the dialog box is zoomed up, as well as when...
by adryan
2018-10-25 04:49:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Insertion Point in Find/Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Insertion Point in Find/Replace

G’day, Philip et al Thanks for looking at this, Philip. I do a lot of work in A6 document format with Palatino 9 pt. No problem with NWP 2. There is a general problem with the Find/Replace dialog box, though, because the size of text in it might have the same point size as text in the main document,...
by adryan
2018-10-25 04:15:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Insertion Point in Find/Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Insertion Point in Find/Replace

G’day, Beurlen et al Thanks for checking this out. The problem persists for me even after a Restart, with such cursor position anomalies as bisection of a character and moving more than one character position with a single hit of the left arrow key. It only affects the Find/Replace dialog box: the m...
by adryan
2018-10-25 02:32:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Insertion Point in Find/Replace
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Insertion Point in Find/Replace

G’day, Martin et al Major bug in Find/Replace dialog box: insertion point seems to be one character to the right of the cursor. For example, “abcdef” in Find field. Cursor between “c” and “d”. Type “x”. Result is “abcdxef”. I have a vague recollection of seeing such a problem a long time ago, but I ...
by adryan
2018-10-24 22:02:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: crashes; can't put icon in dock
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: crashes; can't put icon in dock

G’day, Tom et al I’m not sure what’s going on there, but I’d suggest you first restart your computer. If that doesn’t fix things, try reinstalling NWP. Also, it’s probably a good idea to include details of your computer and operating system in such postings, as it may help others to elucidate the ca...
by adryan
2018-10-24 13:47:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Paragraph Styles Palette
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Paragraph Styles Palette

G'day, Martin et al An annoying bug in NWP 3 is failure of the Paragraph Styles Palette in the Palette Dock to display the list of styles on opening a document when the Palette is set to Expanded Mode: you need to toggle between Condensed Mode and Expanded Mode in order to see the list. Cheers, Adrian
by adryan
2018-10-24 13:40:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Split View
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Split View

G'day, Martin et al

I don’t use a mouse with my MacBook Pro, so Control-click is the only option. No urgent need to correct this bug, but I guess it flags the need to check whether there are any other instances of this discrepancy.

Cheers,
Adrian